It started with in my pre-teen years. I didn’t wear it much, but I liked having the bottle on my dresser. Then came out in 1994, and that is when I started wearing perfume regularly. I liked that it was androgynous, but then it was followed by some questionable fragrances in my later teens and early twenties from Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Gap. (I remember really liking one simply called “Grass.” What?)
It took a lot of experimenting over the years, but I know what I like now. Amber and sandalwood are favorites. I also like patchoulli and oud, though I didn’t think I did for a long time. And then on another note, I like rose.
was one that I wore a lot until a few years ago, but edged it out of my rotation. I also love though it’s pretty heavy and reserved for fall and winter, only on occasion. With spring arriving, I’ll be back to and I might add to my small collection. (I’d been using a tester since I had included it in my last style post, but I’m not sure I like the vanilla in there.)
Sometimes I delve into the perfume blogs and forums, and it’s intriguing, but they speak another language. by Chandler Burr was fascinating. I’m certain that there are some amazing fragrances out there that I’m missing, because I don’t know which avenues to explore (and testing them out in the store always feels overwhelming to me). Do you have any favorites that you’d recommend?